2 Sep 2019

Lung Foundation calls for cancer drug funding to be guaranteed

From Lately, 10:20 pm on 2 September 2019

The Government's announced some big moves over the weekend to help to fund and monitor cancer treatment, by establishing a national Cancer Control Agency by December of this year. There's an extra 60-million-dollars in funding for Pharmac to help purchase new medicines, however The Lung Foundation believes the new funding for Pharmac is a mere drop in the ocean, and it should be ring-fenced for cancer drugs. The Foundation's Chief Executive, Philip Hope, speaks with Karyn about their concerns that policy makers don't understand the important of new medicines.